The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender

As a foodie, I was attracted to the cover art on this book featuring a big slice of lemon-chocolate cake, and quickly intrigued by the title and cover image revealing a girl in the shadow of the cake. On the cusp of her ninth birthday, Rose takes a bite of her birthday cake and discovers that she can taste the emotions of the person who made it—her cheerful and creative mother is hiding an underlying sadness that overwhelms Rose. Soon, Rose discovers that she can taste the moods and emotions in every food she eats and resorts to eating bland factory-made food and happy dishes from the lady in the cafeteria to avoid these unpleasant emotions and insights. As Rose grows, she learns the reasons behind the bizarre behaviours of her mother, father, and brother and discovers that she is not the only one with a bizarre “gift.” An intriguing tale with a fantastical element about family, love, food, and their daily intricacies. (submitted by MR)

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